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Canonical partition function for N ideal gasses

  1. Jun 19, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Exercise 4 in the upload titled Dok1.pdf.

    Write down an expression for the canonical partition function for N ideal Na2 gas molecules, when the rotational contribution is treated classically, and all inner degrees of freedom are treated quantum mechanically. Use this and earlier results to calculate an expression for the equilibrium constant for the reaction (1) and calculate its value at =1000.

    2. Relevant equations and 3. the attempt at a solution
    A tutor came up with this nonsensical solution:
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  3. Jun 20, 2016 #2
    I've redone the exercise and come up with the following solution instead:

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